Form exploration involving the shape of olive oil and vinegar bottles. The bottles design was evolved through a series of sketches and models to arrive at a final solution. 

 

PROCESS:

I began by developing mood boards for three different themes- humor, emotion, and status. Humor was categorized by anything that makes the user laugh; emotion was anything that evoked feeling or a sense of comfort in the user; status was an object that had the ability to provide a sense of elevated status. It was important to distinguish that the status board did not involve objects that were for people of a higher status, but were instead for anyone but had the ability to give an essence of elevated status through the use and form of the object. 

SKETCHES: PHASE 1

Sketch development of olive oil and vinegar bottles where 20 sketches were dedicated to each theme (60 sketches total). 

SKETCH MODELS:

Simple plasticine models to explore a few forms that were already explored through sketching. The sketch models provided a good idea of how the object would sit, balance and provided insight into ease of production.

SKETCHES: PHASE 2

9 designs were selected and then evolved to find a better solution using the same concept.

SKETCHES: PHASE 3

6 designs were selected out of the previously chosen 9 designs. 

SKECHES: PHASE 4

3 final designs were chosen as the 3 best ideas out of all the sketch iterations that were produced. These designs were then analyzed and improved slightly, after which final models were made. 

FINAL MODELS:

2 final models were made to understand the structure of the hourglass olive oil and vinegar bottle, and the dual spoon oil and vinegar containers. 

PROGRESS FORM:

ORTHOGRAPHICS:

2 orthographics of the hourglass and spoon olive oil and vinegar containers.

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